Was sent to me by Dr. Haiwan a week ago- whom BTW, I had the pleasure of spending 2 days with catching up ....(BTW he is still in New Zealand - somewhere in Mystery Creek, Hamilton.. for FIELDAYS) Too tired to blog much about our road trip to Hamilton except to say I got soaked numerous times due to the rain. i also took 20 minutes or more to find my car (so crowded) ... and I had to do it in the rain too (for yet another soaking). But it was pretty fun in a strange way. Even bought an emu oil product for my wife ....
Key: Blue --> Westerners Red --> Asians
Westerners: Talk to the point
Asians: Talk around the circle, especially if opinions are different
(2) Way of Life
Westerners: individualism, think of himself or herself.
Asians: enjoy gathering with family and friends, solving their problems, and know each other's business.
Westerners: on time.
Asians: in time.
Westerners: Contact to related person only.
Asians: Contact everyone everywhere, business very successful.
Westerners: Show that I am angry.
Asians: I am angry, but still smiling... (Beware!)
(6) Queue when Waiting
Westerners: Queuing in an orderly manner.
Asians: Queuing?! What's that?
(7) Sundays on the Road
Westerners: Enjoy weekend relaxing peacefully.
Asians: Enjoy weekend in crowded places, like going to the mall.
Westerners: Only gather with their own group.
Asians: All focus on the one activity that is hosted by the CEO.
(9) In the restaurant
Westerners: Talk softly and gently in the restaurant.
Asians: Talk and laugh loudly like they own the restaurant.
Westerners: Love sightseeing and enjoy the scenery.
Asians: Taking picture is the most important; scenery is just for the background.
(11) Handling of Problems
Westerners: Take any steps to solve the problems.
Asians: Try to avoid conflicts, and if can, don't leave any trail.
(12) Three meals a day
Westerners: Good meal for once a day is sufficed.
Asians: At least 3 good meals a day.
Westerners: Before drove cars, now cycling for environmental protection.
Asians: Before no money and rode a bike, now got money and drive a car
(14) Elderly in day-to-day life
Westerners: When old, there is snoopy for companionship.
Asians: When old, guarantee will not be lonely, as long as willing to babysit grandkids.
(15) Moods and Weather
Westerners: The logic is: rain is pain.
Asians: More rain, more prosperity
(16) The Boss
Westerners: The boss is part of the team.
Asians: The boss is a fierce god.
(17) What's Trendy
Westerners: Eat healthy Asian cuisine.
Asians: Eat expensive Western cuisine.
(18) The Child
Westerners: The kid is going to be independent and make his/her own living.
Asians: Slog whole life for the kids, the centre of your life.